YOU mentors complete training course

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_imgAdvertisements YOU mentors complete training course CultureNovember 22, 2010 RelatedYOU mentors complete training course RelatedYOU mentors complete training coursecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Six Jamaicans, who have completed a mentoring programme facilitated by Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU), will receive certificates at an awards ceremony scheduled for tomorrow (November 23), at the Jamaica Pegasus, in Kingston.Presenters who have also trained mentors over the years will be honoured for their contribution to the programme.Guest speaker is Group Chief Executive Officer of Jamaica Money Market Brokers Limited (JMMB), Keith Duncan.Executive Director of YOU, Georgia Scott, told JIS News that the mentors participated in a two-day training course on October 23 and 24.“We do recognise that there are a number of areas that we have to cover to be able to help the mentors to be quite confident in what they are taking on,” she said, adding that quarterly workshops are held for mentors and mentees to guide and assist them in various areas of their development.Mrs. Scott said that currently, there are some 200 mentors and mentees who are active in the programme.“To date we have trained over 1,400 mentors and we have trained over 40 organisations to set up their mentoring programmes,” she added.She noted that the programme requires a lot of work in order to maintain the relationships between mentors and their mentees.The Executive Director said the organisation is seeking more male mentors to participate in the programme.YOU is a Jamaican Mentoring organisation which links caring adults with young people in a supervised programme fostering the provision of care guidance, positive role models, emotional support and counseling. RelatedYOU mentors complete training courselast_img read more

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Can Twitter predict the Championship 4?

Posted On Mar 2 2021 by

first_imgIf there’s one thing true about the users of social media, it’s that they’re always right, no matter the subject. Post an opinion about anything at all, and somebody will tell you what’s actually correct.With this foundational characteristic of Internet users in mind, I once again set out to put this rule to the test: Can people on Twitter guess the Championship 4 — the four drivers who will compete for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series title and Bill France Cup — before the 2020 season even begins? This is the third year I posed the question to the larger Twitter populace. In 2018, nobody guessed correctly. Last year, things went a little better; we had two correct predictions.For the most part, there have been plenty of predictions that are reasonable-sounding — at least right now. The Kyle Busches, the Denny Hamlins, the Joey Loganos (or is it Joeys Logano?) — the usual suspects. Basically, the drivers who’s fantasy experts would pick. Based on the uniforms/heads, not the faces!— E. (@liberatore_e) February 13, 2020Excellent use of Make My Driver! Or Ryan Newman soaring into the championship round. And, of course, the examples of the Internet doing Internet things and making a mockery of this VERY SERIOUS contest, for which there is no prize. It’s even possible to fan so hard for your driver you think they alone will occupy the entirety of the Championship 4. Or picks that could be interpreted in different ways.🤔🤔🤔🤔— 🏳️‍🌈 Tuff Titty d.b.a. Michael Romance (@joostinrextin) February 13, 2020Or picks that I suppose could end up technically accurate, though no driver names were provided. Plus, we’ve got some bold predictions, like Daytona 500 polesitter Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the Championship 4. Certainly don’t disagree with this one.If you want in — because if somebody else doesn’t know it all, you do — reply to the original tweet with your Championship 4 picks. Be forewarned, though: if you miss all four picks, I’ll most definitely shame you on later.We’ll unearth this time capsule in November when the Championship 4 is decided the week between Martinsville and Phoenix, and see which — if any — pixel prognosticators proved prescient and picked perfectly.last_img read more

Virgin Develops Jet Fuel With Half the Carbon Footprint of Others

Posted On Feb 27 2021 by

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreVirgin Atlantic Airways and LanzaTech are developing an aviation fuel that will cut in half the carbon footprint of conventional flights.Instead of using plant stock for the fuel, waste gases are being captured from steel mills. The gases, which would otherwise burn up in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, are fermented and chemically converted into jet fuel.A test facility is already in operation in New Zealand.Virgin, the first commercial airline to test a bio-fuel in flight, plans to begin using this new fuel in two to three years, with a ‘demo’ flight planned in 12-18 months.LanzaTech estimates its process to be useful for 65% of the world’s steel mills and believes it can also be applied to metals processing and chemical industries. Announcing the partnership Tuesday, the President of Virgin Atlantic, Sir Richard Branson, said, “This next generation, low-carbon aviation fuel is a major step towards radically reducing our carbon footprint, and we are excited about the savings that this technology could help us achieve.“With oil running out, it is important that new fuel solutions are sustainable, and with the steel industry alone able to deliver over 15 billion gallons of jet fuel annually, the potential is very exciting.”He said the new technology is “scalable” and able to be commercially produced at a comparable cost to current jet fuel.A larger demonstration facility will be commissioned in Shanghai this year, and the first commercial operation will be in place in China by 2014. Following successful implementation, a wider roll-out could include operations in the UK and the rest of the world.Dr Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive of LanzaTech, said, “While there is still work to be done and logistical hurdles to cross, we have excellent partners in Virgin Atlantic, Swedish Biofuels and Boeing and we are confident that we will have a facility with the capacity to produce fuel for commercial use by 2014.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Antarctic Treaty Parties Stand Firm behind Antarctic Mining Ban

Posted On Oct 6 2020 by

first_imgThe 29 countries party to the Antarctic Treaty unanimously agreed at the 39th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) on June 1 to a resolution to “retain and continue to implement” the ban on mining activities in the Antarctic, which is part of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, also called the Madrid Protocol. The resolution is in part a response to media reports that the protocol or the treaty expire in 2048, when in fact this is only a date at which a review of the protocol could be requested, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) said.“There is often speculation that countries involved in Antarctic governance intend to review and change the Protocol in 2048 to allow mining. This resolution sends a clear message that this is not in fact the case and that parties stand firm in their commitment that preserving the continent as a place of peace and science is more important than possible financial gain,”  Claire Christian, Acting Executive Director of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) said.Prior to the signing of the protocol, the parties negotiated an agreement regulating mining in the Antarctic. However, the mining agreement never entered into force, as explained by ASOC.The decision not to ratify the mining agreement was led by Australia and France, and came after years of campaigning for a “World Park Antarctica” by the ASOC and its member groups. Though the Protocol contains many important provisions, the mining ban is especially critical because there would be no way to conduct mineral resource extraction activities without causing irreversible damage to one of the world’s last great wildernesses, ASOC said.With information indicating that the climate change and ocean acidification are already having an impact on Antarctica and its ecosystems, the Antarctic Treaty System has become increasingly focused on developing ways to monitor and respond to climate change.“ASOC supports the swift designation of comprehensive networks of marine and terrestrial protected areas, a process which has proceeded very slowly despite urgent need,” Rodolfo Werner, ASOC’s senior advisor noted.“Parties are developing a strategic vision for tourism, but there are key actions that should be taken now, such as prohibiting the development of land-based infrastructure, to preserve the unique values of the Antarctic region,” Ricardo Roura, ASOC’s tourism expert concluded.last_img read more

Kenai Watershed Forum in Transition Period

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgRuffner said the Board of Directors is likely in the process of vetting the applications they have received for the Executive Director position and are hoping to choose a replacement by June. Jocelyn O’Connor recently accepted the role of Community Engagement Manager for the Alaska LNG Project’s socioeconomic team and Executive Director Robert Ruffner announced his plans to retire this winter. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Watershed Forum’s administration is transitioning due to two staff members leaving. He added that he is still fully committed to helping the board through this transition period. Ruffner: “It definitely is a little bit of a transitional period but the board has really stepped up, they’ve gone and got some training on how to handle transitions, we are fortunate that it’s not a transition where both of the executive people are leaving entirely and then the organization has to figure it out all on their own. The institutional knowledge that I have from founding it is still going to be there and then like I said I’ll help the new person until they’re ready for me not to help them.”last_img read more

Victor Osimhen’s Wages: Striker’s Napoli Salary Revealed

Posted On Sep 21 2020 by

first_img“Gattuso was very keen on the arrival of Osimhen. We will pay around 80M to Lille and between 4 and 4.5M (1.8 and 2 billion naira) per season to the player,” De Laurentis revealed in an interview with Naples radio station Radio Kiss Kiss. The financial consideration no doubt played no small part in helping Osimhen make his mind up about rejecting advances from Liverpool and Tottenham in favour of a switch to Napoli.RelatedAmuneke Tips Osimhen To Succeed In Italy With Napoli (AUDIO)August 7, 2020In “Featured”OFFICIAL: Victor Osimhen Signs For Napoli In Club Record DealJuly 31, 2020In “Featured”Victor Osimhen “Says Yes” To Napoli, Set To Sign On Thursday – ReportsJuly 15, 2020In “Featured” According to Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis, Gli Azzuri will pay Osimhen a mouthwatering salary of between €4m – €4.5m euros per year – an astronomical increase from the €80,000 he was collecting monthly in France.That translates to between 1.8 and 2.35 billion naira per year for the Super Eagles striker.De Laurentis revealed that I Partenopei pulled all stops to land the Nigerian scoring sensation who has bagged 38 goals in the last to seasons for Lille and Sporting Charleroi after Genarro Gattuso identified the player as his number one target. Victor Osimhen’s transfer from Lille to Napoli was confirmed on Friday with the move not only shattering the previous African transfer record but also landing the player a healthy windfall in salary and bonuses.Napoli paid an initial club-record €50m for the 21-year-old although it is understood the fee could rise to €81m after a number of performance-related add-ons.That would make Osimhen the most expensive African player ever with the total value of the deal worth €1m more than Arsenal paid Lille for the Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pépé last summer.And as worthy of such a record transfer – the fourth biggest in Serie A history -, Osimhen will also be rewarded handsomely for the duration of his five-year contract.last_img read more

Natural gas project that promised economic boom leaves PNG in ‘worse state’: report

Posted On Feb 10 2020 by

first_imgCorporate Social Responsibility, Development, Economics, Environment, Fossil Fuels, Indigenous Peoples, Infrastructure, Land Rights, Natural Gas Proponents of PNG LNP, an ExxonMobil-led natural gas project in Papua New Guinea, predicted it would bring massive economic benefits to landowners and to the country as a whole.According to two recent reports by the Jubilee Australia Research Centre, PNG’s economy is worse off than it would have been without the project.Jubilee Australia also links the PNG LNG project to an upswing of violence in the areas around the plant. In 2008, when a consortium led by ExxonMobil was drumming up support for a $19 billion natural gas extraction and processing project in Papua New Guinea, proponents of the development predicted it would underpin the country’s economy for decades.Production began in 2014, and now reaches approximately 7.9 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year. However, according to two recent reports by advocacy group Jubilee Australia Research Centre, the PNG LNG project has not only exacerbated conflict and inequality in the Papua New Guinea highlands, it has also failed to produce the promised benefits. According to Jubilee Australia’s analysis, PNG’s economy would be better off if the gas had been left in the ground.Predicted economic impacts of the PNG LNG project compared to actual impacts (based on Jubilee Australia’s analysis of underlying economic trends). While exports have exceeded expectations, GDP growth has been slower than forecast and income, employment and government spending have dropped. Image courtesy of Jubilee Australia.Big promisesWhen pitching the project, developers made big promises about the economic and social benefits the megaproject would bring to the country.One influential 2008 study, an economic impact analysis commissioned by ExxonMobil and authored by Australian consultants ACIL-Tasman (now ACIL-Allen), predicted the project would bring a tremendous windfall not only to shareholders, but also to the people of PNG. It forecast the overall size of the country’s economy would nearly double, household incomes would rise by 84 percent, and employment increase by 42 percent.Backers of the project argued that these anticipated benefits would more than compensate for any adverse environmental or social impacts a giant natural gas facility might bring in its wake.Instead, says Jubilee Australia, PNG is today worse off than it would have been if the country’s economy had simply continued developing at the same pace as prior to the launch of the project.“Currently, on almost all economic indicators, the people of PNG would have been better off had the project not happened at all,” report co-author Paul Flanagen, who has served as a senior adviser to the Australian government and the PNG treasury, said in a press statement.Jubilee Australia’s analysis found that instead of the 97 percent increase anticipated by ACIL-Tasman, PNG’s economy in 2016 was just 10 percent larger than its pre-LNG growth path would have predicted — most of that concentrated in the largely foreign-owned extractive sector. Instead of rising by 84 percent, household incomes fell by 6 percent in the same period, while employment fell by 27 percent.Even with the moderate increase in the size of the economy, government expenditure to support better education, health, law and order, and infrastructure fell below the baseline by 32 percent, rather than the 85 percent increase anticipated by the ACIL-Tasman report.Significantly, these decreases came even though production at the facility has exceeded expectations — an increase Jubilee Australia contends was more than sufficient to compensate for the impacts of falling gas prices.The Tari Gap in Hela Province in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Photographed in 2003 before the arrival of the PNG LNG project. Image by Ron Knight via Flickr, CC-BY.Falling shortThe authors point to several factors.  First, they cite “serious flaws” in the economic impact analysis, describing the forecasts as “extraordinarily over-optimistic.”Government revenue has also fallen short of expectations due to a combination of generous tax concessions offered to the project, and what the report describes as “aggressive tax avoidance” by the companies involved.“Exxon and Oil Search” — the second-largest stakeholder in the joint venture — “should be paying half a billion [Australian] dollars [$377 million] to the PNG government every year, since the gas started to flow in 2014,” Jubilee Australia executive director Luke Fletcher said in a press statement. “Instead, they are paying a fraction of this amount, partly because of their use of tax havens in the Netherlands and the Bahamas.”Drawing on an analysis by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the authors note that the PNG government received more money from personal income taxes paid by ExxonMobil employees than it did from corporate tax from the company.Further, the report points to “poor policy decisions made by the PNG government in response to the gas boom.” Exuberant spending in the early years of the project led to debt and deficit when the anticipated revenue failed to flow into government coffers.Landowners, too, have not received the royalties they expected, a problem Jubilee Australia attributes largely to a failure to vet and identify beneficiaries before production began. Clan boundaries were mapped, but the individuals entitled to payments were not specified as part of the original agreement. This, the reports argues, has been an ongoing source of conflict and uncertainty and has fed into violent unrest in the territories around the project.“During the construction phase of the project landowners had jobs, families had money, and conflict between clans was minimal,” report co-author and anthropologist Michael Main said in a press statement. “When construction ended and people lost their jobs, money stopped flowing, frustrations built up and violent conflict escalated to catastrophic levels.”A Huli Wigman and youth. The majority of landowners around the PNG LNG site in Hela Province are from the Huli ethnic group. Image by Ron Knight via Flickr CC-BY‘Utter nonsense’PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has challenged Jubilee Australia’s conclusions, as have ExxonMobil and Oil Search.During a May 2 speech in Brisbane, Australia, O’Neill denounced the first of the Jubilee Australia reports as “fake news” and “utter nonsense.” He said he had not read the paper, but accused its authors of aligning themselves with his political opponents.ExxonMobil and Oil Search, meanwhile, pointed to their royalty payment agreements as well as their corporate social responsibility initiatives, and noted it was the government, and not them, who was responsible for relaying payments to landowners.“PNG LNG royalty payments due to the government began, and have continued, since the start of production operations in 2014. Payment and distribution of royalties and other benefits due to landowners in the Project is the responsibility of the PNG government and is based upon benefits sharing agreements previously executed between the government and Project area landowners,” ExxonMobil said in a statement to the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre. The company also pointed to its social investment program and its support for humanitarian relief in the aftermath of an earthquake that struck the project area in February.Oil Search said royalty payments were distributed to the PNG LNG plant site and to traditional landholders in 2017, although it added that “significant payments” were still outstanding. “[W]hat is good for Oil Search is good for PNG. We have a strategic interest in ensuring that we maintain a stable operating environment based on strong and enduring relationships with local communities,” the company said.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Isabel Estermancenter_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

Kawhi Leonard leads Raptors to first NBA Finals

Posted On Jan 17 2020 by

first_imgThe Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books LATEST STORIES DRAKE WATCHRaptors fan and ‘global ambassador’ Drake sat in his regular seat adjacent to the Toronto bench. The rapper wore a black hoodie with ‘KAWHI ME A RIVER’ printed on the back.STREET PARTYOutside the downtown arena, fans flooded streets, bringing traffic to a standstill. One video posted on social media showed a group of fans partying on the roof of a Toronto city bus. Fans surrounded Marc Gasol’s car as he was driven out of the arena , and the center rolled down his window to trade high fives with the crowd.BIRTHDAY BOYToronto’ reserve Norman Powell scored nine points on his 26th birthday. Standing at the back of the room, Powell’s mother wished him a happy birthday at the end of her son’s press conference.FAMILIAR POSITIONThe last team to overcome an 0-2 deficit and win a conference finals was Oklahoma City, which beat San Antonio in six games in 2012 after losing the first two on the road. Ibaka played for that Thunder team, while Leonard was a Spurs rookie.UP NEXTThe NBA Finals comes to Canada for the first time when the Raptors host the Warriors on Thursday night. Toronto swept Golden State in the regular season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting It will be the two-time defending champions against a Raptors team that will finally bring the NBA Finals outside the U.S. after entering the league in 1995.“They’re one of the greatest teams in history,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said of the Warriors. “It will be a tall task, but we’ll try to figure it out.”Pascal Siakam scored 18 points, Lowry had 17 and Fred VanVleet 14 for the Raptors.Lowry held the game ball and picked up his children after the game, finally getting to the championship round after the Raptors kept falling short against Cleveland.“It’s taken a long time to get here in my career,” Lowry said. “I’ve run into one guy for a while.”ADVERTISEMENT Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) holds up the trophy after the team’s 100-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Toronto. The Raptors advanced to the NBA Finals. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kyle Lowry stole the ball and pushed it ahead, then waited for Kawhi Leonard to arrive before feeding his All-Star teammate for a thunderous one-handed slam over Giannis Antetokounmpo.“The building exploded after that dunk,” Leonard said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Toronto was eliminated by LeBron James and the Cavaliers in three straight postseasons before shaking things up last summer with the acquisition of Leonard, the 2014 NBA Finals MVP who was acquired from San Antonio and has carried the Raptors in this postseason.“He’s the best player in the league and we’re happy he’s in Toronto,” Raptors President Masai Ujiri said.Asked about Ujiri’s compliment, Leonard said he’s focused on different goals.“I just want to win,” he said. “I don’t care about being the best player. I want to be the best team.”Antetokounmpo had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks, but the NBA’s top team in the regular season saw its bid for a first finals berth in 45 years come to a disappointing end with a fourth consecutive defeat.“Man, obviously when you’re up 2-0, that doesn’t mean nothing,” Antetokounmpo said. “You’ve got to learn how to come out and close out games, especially after Game 3. We’ve got to get better as a team, and we’ve got to get better individually.”Even Nurse found his team’s turnaround hard to believe.“Beating this team four times in a row is almost mind boggling,” Nurse said.Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said it hurt to see a great season end.“The roster that was put together for this season, as the season started going, you started feeling like it was special and could do special things, including advancing past tonight, but it didn’t happen,” Budenholzer said. NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Down 76-71 to start the fourth, the Raptors tied it with an 8-2 run while Leonard and Antetokounmpo were both on the bench. Serge Ibaka’s dunk with 10:32 to go tied it at 78.Antetokounmpo returned after a timeout, but Leonard kept sitting. That didn’t matter to Toronto, with Siakam’s basket giving the Raptors an 80-78 lead, their first lead since it was 6-3.Toronto made 12 of 27 3-point attempts, including four of eight in the fourth quarter.Siakam, who missed a pair of free throws late in the fourth quarter of Toronto’s double-overtime win in Game 3, hit one to make it 98-94. Leonard grabbed the rebound on the second and was fouled. He made both, putting the Raptors up 100-94 with 3.9 seconds to go.Malcolm Brogdon and Khris Middleton each made a pair from long range as the Bucks shot 6 for 9 from 3-point range in the first and closed the quarter with 10 unanswered points to lead 31-18. Toronto shot 6 for 19 in the opening quarter, missing six straight twice in the first 12 minutes.The Bucks extended their lead to 38-23 on a 3 by Ersan Ilyasova with 7:46 left until half. Toronto cut the gap to 46-43 on a 3 by VanVleet with 1:07 left in the second, but Eric Bledsoe answered with a 3 and Antetokounmpo split a pair at the line, giving the Bucks a 50-43 advantage at the intermission.The lead went back to 15 in the third before Leonard finished the period with a flourish. He had eight points in the final 2:01 and Toronto closed with a 10-0 run, cutting a 15-point deficit to 76-71.TIP-INSBucks: Milwaukee shot 4 for 16 in the second but three of its made baskets were 3-pointers. … The Bucks had six points in the paint in the first half. They finished with 28. … Budenholzer was called for a technical foul on Milwaukee’s first possession of the second half. Leonard missed the free throw. … Antetokounmpo shot 5 for 10 at the free throw line.Raptors: Danny Green, who missed all three of his field goal attempts in 16 minutes in Game 5, had another rough night. Green shot 0 for 4 in 14 minutes. … Leonard’s 17 rebounds were his most in any game this postseason. … Lowry had eight assists. It sure did. Now imagine how it will sound when the NBA Finals come to Toronto for the first time next week.Leonard had 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Raptors into the finals for the first time with a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. His big dunk with 6:46 to go in the fourth quarter was the final basket in a game-changing 26-3 run that began late in the third.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It was kind of a momentum capper,” Lowry said. “We were on a run, and why not feed the big dog? Let the big dog eat.”The Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit to win the series in six games and will host the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN A win is a win Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila cardlast_img read more

To Bot or To Tweet, That Is The Question

Posted On Dec 16 2019 by

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dan rowinski 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#biz#How To “I’m not sure there’s ever going to be a day when your newsroom budget has a ‘revenue’ line for social media that balances out the ‘expenses’ line,” said Jeff Sonderman, digital media fellow at the Poynter Institute who specializes in mobile and social media. “But the question a smart manager has to ask is, can I afford not to do this? Can I really afford not to engage with my readers? Am I willing to let the news conversation happen without my newsroom involved in it?”Sonderman focuses on the news industry but the question of engaging with customers cuts across all businesses.A Bot For Your NicheThere are benefits to bots. People come to social platforms, especially Twitter and Tumblr, as a way to stay up to date with things they are interested in. The online world is fragmented and people gravitate toward their particular niche. In that regard, having a bot that fulfills their craving for a particular kind of news can be beneficial.“Something that is pre-defined as only fitting a certain niche can maybe be automated, because you’ve at least made a valuable decision to focus it,” Sonderman said. “Auto-tweeting a bunch of unrelated stuff on one account is more of a problem.”Curated Feeds For AppsWhen it comes to mobile applications that use social media to draw in content, there are arguments for both sides. Some of the best feeds on Flipboard are from individual users that curate content through retweets, share pictures through TwitPic (or like service), express personal opinions and create original content. For instance, set up a Flipboard feed for someone like tech blogger Robert Scoble. The result is a mix of articles and tweets that reads like a magazine, up to date with everything he has been working on and the conversation he is having.A bot will create the same type of magazine on Flipboard with all of your content and news, but without the extra layer of pictures and conversational context that turn it from a glorified RSS reader into a dynamic content experience. The New York Times is breaking up with the bot that automatically tweets every article that goes up on the newspaper’s website. Instead, New York Times content will be curated by a team of social media editors who are much more interactive and collaborative online, @replying users and retweeting interesting non-New York Times content.An interesting question emerges on how people, companies and publishers should be using the social space to build their brands, especially those focused on content. A Twitter bot is simple and it gets all the links to your content into the open, more or less like a 140-character RSS reader. Mobile applications like Flipboard and Zite use those Twitter streams to populate their feeds so there is incentive to just let a bot get all of the content out in one place. Is there a perfect mix between bot and human that works best in social media?This is not just a discussion about Twitter but about resources that a company puts in to social media and the return it can expect. Social media done right, the way all the pundits say it should be done – interaction, attentive and responsive – takes time and work. It is easy to set up a content management system to send a headline and a short URL to Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more